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About Love

Anton Chekhov

Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible mini editions of short stories, novellas, and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith
A Penguin Classics Hardcover

From a writer widely considered to be one of greatest ever of the form, Anton Chekhov's short stories offer unforgettable character, crystalline expression, and deep, powerful mystery. Collected here are five of his very best tales, "The Lady with the Little Dog," "The House with the Mezzanine," and the trilogy "The Man in the Case," "Gooseberries," and "About Love."

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: Nov 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 6.56in - 4.75in - 0.27in - 1.25lb
  • EAN: 9780241619766
  • Categories: Humorous - GeneralClassicsRomance - General

About the Author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and he was the author of hundreds of short stories, the best of which are held in the highest esteem by writers and critics.

Ronald Wilks (translator) studied Russian language and literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and later Russian literature at London University, where he received his PhD in 1972. He has translated The Little Demon by Sologub; My Childhood, In the World, and My Universities by Gorky; The Golovlyov Family by Saltykov-Shchedrin; and four volumes of stories by Chekhov: The Kiss and Other Stories, The Duel and Other Stories, The Party and Other Stories, and The Fiancée and Other Stories.

Coralie Bickford-Smith (cover illustrator) is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.

Praise for this book

In a pairing seemingly made in aesthetic heaven, Biblioasis has released a quaint and stunning edition that combines Seth's vividly drab illustration with the patient and diligent prose of Chekhov. This trio of linked stories, penned toward the end of Chekhov's career, has appeared elsewhere in different forms, but here translator David Helwig rejuvenates Chekhov's commitment to pacing and tone, and Seth's moody drawings and design nicely supplement the mood and timbre of Chekhov's narratives. Though it easily holds crossover appeal, the book doesn't seem overly concerned with winning new fans for either Seth or Chekhov, both firmly established as preeminent in their field. Instead, this book offers existing fans of both a new gem for their home libraries.--Rain Taxi